Our Nursery staff are:
Teacher – Mrs E Bell
Mrs Houchen & Mrs Tranter
- Please make sure all of your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly labelled with their name to avoid anything going missing.
- Please remember to check your child’s file box for any letters, home school link sheets each day.
- Please don’t hesitate to speak to any member of our team if you have an concerns/queries.
Nursery Session Times
Tapestry Online Learning Journey: we are using Tapestry as our primary means of communicating with Nursery parents and Nursery children. Please email Mrs Bell on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any issues with accessing your Tapestry account.
Nursery Home-Learning Activities: please log onto your child’s Tapestry Online Learning Journey account to access suggested activities for each week.
Google Classroom: we are using Google Classroom to go LIVE each day – once a day for AM children, once a day for PM children. Again, please email Mrs Bell on email@example.com or phone the school office or message Mrs Bell through the Tapestry App if you are experiencing any difficulties.
Reindeer Run for the Teesside Hospice
We had good fun taking part in a sponsored reindeer run today in aid of Teesside Hospice. Thank you for your very generous sponsorship contributions – truly amazing!
The Advent Wreath
We have learnt about the Advent Wreath as part of our preparations for Jesus’ birthday in Advent. We have heard that the wreath is a circle shape to help us to remember that just like a circle, God’s love for us has no beginning and no end, and goes on forever. We know there are five candles, and that the fifth and white candle is lit on Jesus’ birthday, on Christmas day.
Patterns … patterns … everywhere!
We have had lots of fun being ‘Pattern Detectives’! We have found patterns in so many different places and have been practicing making repeating patterns – even Christmas patterns!
Advent has started in Nursery! The Sacred Space now has the purple cloth on the table and we have learnt that purple is the Church’s ‘getting ready’ colour. We know that Advent is the time when we get ready for Jesus’ birthday on Christmas day. We have a paper Advent Wreath on the wall and have we ‘lit’ the first candle. We enjoy taking turns each day, finding the next number on the Nursery Advent calendar.
‘Come & See’ Birthdays!
We have been having fun talking about birthdays and having birthday tea-parties for our teddies! We will be getting ready for a very special birthday soon in Nursery – Jesus’ on Christmas day!
Nursery remembers …
We heard about Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. We heard about the poppies that grew in the fields once the fighting had stopped and watched ‘Poppies’ on the CBeebies iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04p4zsl/poppies The children made a poppy to place on a photograph of their hands. We observed the two-minute silence on Wednesday as part of a ‘Remembrance Liturgy’.
We really enjoyed watching the London New Year fireworks display – what a lot of colours, shapes and sounds! We were inspired to use paint and different tools to create different lines and fireworks to create a firework painting.
We’ve also enjoyed using the ‘faces’ of some of our outside foam blocks to work together to create some 2D shape rockets! How many shapes can you name?
We’ve been practicing our careful counting with hedgehog ‘peg-prickles’!
Tapestry Online Learning Journey
Autumn Term 1 observations were published on Friday 23rd October.
Black History Month
We have been listening to and sharing ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin & ‘So Much!’ by Trish Cooke. Floella tells the story of her coming to England from Trindad when she was 10 years old. Her story reminds us that we should always be kind to everyone, and that we are all different and special in our own unique way.
We had lots of noisy-fun banging our beaters on different objects and surfaces outside! We used our ears to listen carefully and try and describe the sounds we made. Then we decided if each sound was loud or quiet.
We have really enjoyed using a paintbrush and water to track some autumn coloured lines. We could choose from a wavy, zig-zag or spiral line to follow. We had to look really carefully to stay on the line!
St Edward’s Feast Day
We celebrated St Edward’s feast day on Tuesday, 13th October. We heard all about King Edward the kind king and how he loved God so much. We looked at pictures of our school saint; looked at the crown on our school uniform and enjoyed using shiny collage bits to make a crown to wear home! We’ve put a picture of St Edward on our Sacred Space in Nursery and added a prayer to our collective worship:
St Edward; pray for us.
Come & See: Myself
We enjoyed playing ‘Who’s in the middle of the circle?’ to try and learn everyone’s name!
We have been fascinated to explore the autumn treasures in the tuff-spot. We have been learning lots of new words to describe what we can see and feel and have used the magnifying glasses to get a really good look at the different finds.
‘Year of the Word’
This week, we have learnt about the bible and that it has two parts – an old part with stories about God; and a new part with lots of stories about Jesus. We listened to Noah’s Ark first and enjoyed learning ‘The Animals went in two by two.’ We had lots of fun making an ark outside and using the hose-pipe to ‘make it rain’ and create a flood. We listened to a story from Matthew’s Gospel about the children going to see Jesus; ‘Let the little children come to me.’ We enjoyed drawing a picture of ourselves near a picture of Jesus.
Are you a ‘good listener?’
We’ve been learning what to do to be a ‘good listener’. We went into different parts of EYFS to use our listening ears carefully. What do you think we heard?
Fun in the sun and water!
We’ve been really lucky with the weather since returning to Nursery. Happy sunshine and water gave us lots of fun, exploration and a little bit of splashing!
How far would the water flow? Which way would it go? Was it in a straight line or was it bendy and curvy? Was it moving fast or slow? What could we use to collect it?
Nursery heard about ‘Poppy Day’ and Remembrance in November. They watched the ‘Poppies’ animation on CBeebies and heard about the poppies growing in the fields where the soldiers had been at war. They shared a quiet poppy remembrance reflection together and observed the two minute silence.